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The Indian Army on campaign 1900-1939

2/4 Border Regiment in India 1916-1919

The 2/4 Border Regiment served in India and Afghanistan from early 1915 to 1919. From March 1916 the battalion was stationed in and around Peshawar, and then took part in the Mohmand Blockade from February to May 1917. The 2/4 Border Regiment later took part in the Third Afghan War of 1919 before it faced disbandment in 1920. The photographer is unknown, though he was probably part of ‘B’ Company given the number of featured ‘B’ Company photos.

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Guard Room , Gharial, Murree Hills


6 Platoon, ‘B’ Company, 2/4 Border Regiment


‘Cosy Corner’, Gharial


‘B’ Company


‘Native’ barber (left) and Bhisti or water-carrier (right)


Funeral of Drummer Park (d. 30th May 1916)


‘Tiff Time’, Nowshera YMCA


The mail tonga, Gherat.


Other Ranks of the 2/4 Border Regiment in India (un-identified)


Bullock Transport


Battery Sergeant-Major Harry Lamming, c.1925


Mohmand Country


Digging the Mohmand Blockade Line


The Mohmand Blockade Line


‘Live Wire’ on the Mohmand Blockade Line


No.12 Blockhouse, Mohmand Blockade


Picket on the heights


No.15 Blockhouse, Mohmand Blockade


Mohmand Blockade Line - note the armoured car.


Camp Wallai - ‘B’ Coy. lines


Brigade Camp, Wallai


Lewis Gun team


Machine-Gun practice


Attock Bridge over Kabul River


Captured Afghan Guns  - 1919


Captured Afghan Machine-Gun  - 1919


Captured Afghan Field Guns -  Third Afghan War 1919